1. Probiotics & Why You Should Take Them

    In our last post, we touched on the location of your immune system and the vital role your gut plays in making sure that you remain healthy from day to day. Plain and simple, when your gut is happy, it is equipped with a large population of good bacteria, also known as probiotics. This type of bacteria works to support your immune system receptor cells which in turn will benefit your body as whol…Read More

  2. How Does Your Gut Health Effect The Rest Of Your Body?

    There are plenty of things that happen inside your body every single day that you may not know anything about. One of the parts of your body that most people don’t realize the importance of is your gut. Without good gut health, your entire body can be majorly affected in a negative way. Even if you do know this, you may not be sure why or what you can do to improve the current state of your gut…Read More

  3. It’s National Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month

    It’s National Irritable Bowel Syndrome Awareness Month and we are spreading the word here at West Gastroenterology in Los Angeles. This month was created in order to give the public a better understanding on IBS and the symptoms that come with it in order to encourage proper diagnosis in the future. Irritable Bowel Syndrome, also known as IBS, is a chronic condition that affects far more people…Read More

  4. What Is Your Stomach Pain Trying To Tell You?

    We all get stomach aches from time to time. Whether it’s because of that last piece of pizza that you shouldn’t have eaten or because you skipped a meal, a stomach ache is most often pretty easy to diagnose. However, sometimes a stomachache is much more than just that. How do you know when this is the case? And when should you call your doctor when you fear it may be more than just what you a…Read More

  5. Reasons You Experience Morning Sickness When You Aren’t Even Pregnant

    We get many different questions from our patients and prospective patients here at West Gastroenterology. From quandaries about the typical stomach ache to more serious concerns like the likelihood of someone developing stomach cancer, we are always available to those who live in the Los Angeles area. Recently, we received a question in our inbox about something that we believe many people experi…Read More

  6. You’re Not Too Young To Be At Risk For Colon Cancer

    Many people do not consider colon cancer to be a disease that often is at the forefront of a young person’s mind. However, that may not be the case in the future as the colon cancer rates in people between the ages of 20 and 49 have increased a good amount over the last twenty years.  Researchers estimate that these rates will continue to rise over the next 20 years which is why it is importan…Read More

  7. Is Your Anxiety Giving Causing Your Stomach Issues?

    If there is one thing we can count on human beings to be, it’s different from one another. Keeping this in mind, it’s no surprise that some people go their entire life dealing with extreme stomach issues while never seeking a remedy or knowing the cause of them. One of the most common causes of stomach pain that people tend to just ignore is anxiety. We’re sure you can remember being a chil…Read More

  8. Do You Have An Ulcer?

    Many people never even think about ulcers until they fear they may have one. While ulcers have different symptoms for different people, those who are suffering from an ulcer tend to have a combination of a few of the most common symptoms. If you don’t know much about what these symptoms are, however, it can be very hard for you to personally diagnose your ailment. Most people simply are not awa…Read More

  9. Avoid Stomach Pain Caused By Holiday Meals

    Yep, we’ve officially entered in November. Can you believe it? Before you know it the new year will be rolling in and everyone will be making their resolutions. However, before then we do get the pleasure of experiencing the holiday season for the next two months. There are so many wonderful things about the holidays. Not only do you get to spend time with your friends and family but you get to…Read More

  10. Keeping Your Digestive System Happy At All Times

    Having a healthy digestive system plays an integral role in ensuring that you feel your best at all times. Symptoms like indigestion, acid reflux, constipation, upset stomach and more are all signs that your digestive system isn’t as healthy as it should be. However, there are steps you can take to improve the current state of your digestive tract and improve your overall quality of life. Conti…Read More